Rising between the Powder River and Big Horn Basins, this scenic country offers year round recreation connecting visitors to a land rich in history and solitude. For centuries, the mountain landscape has provided renewal for Native Americans, homesteaders and modern day explorers creating a human connection with this spectacular place. Today there is a bond with "the mountain" for local residents, which contributes to the quality of life in local communities. Viewing scenery and wildlife, while incorporating a rich history, connects locals and travelers to this accessible landscape.
To view recreation features on the map below . . .
Click on the Forest Service shield for the area you want to visit: Buffalo, Greybull, or Sheridan. Then click on "Go to the Buffalo, WY page," for example, to see a map showing the locations of campgrounds, trailheads, and other sites in that ranger district.
The Burgess Visitor Center will be open in 2017 only; to accommodate the closure of Shell Falls VC while construction is taking place. Commercial tour operators will need a permit to stop at Burgess Visitor Center this year.
Effective August 1, 2013 the US Forest Service Rocky Mountain Region has implemented an adaptive management strategy for white-nose syndrome (WNS) on national forests and grasslands in Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota, and Kansas.